October 16, 2019
A Message From The President
Mr. Freund
Dear SJCA families,
A St. Joseph Catholic Academy education is a tremendous investment in a child's future, but it is also a significant sacrifice for most parents. 
The SJCA Board of Trustees and administration do everything in their power to ensure the affordability, accessibility and sustainability of a St. Joseph Catholic Academy education not just for today, but for generations to come. 
Tuition covers roughly 70% of the cost to educate each student at SJCA. The balance must be realized through fundraising efforts such as the "All That Glitters is Blue and Gold" Annual Auction and the Annual Fund. The success of these endeavors St. Joseph Catholic Academy to fulfill its mission and continue to nurture and shape the minds, hearts, and spirits of tomorrow's leaders. It is only through your generosity and support that we can continue to impact and influence the young people in our community. 
Please mark the evening of November 9th on your calendar and plan to join us at the Auction for a memorable evening of excitement and camaraderie. Also, please prayerfully consider a gift to this year's Annual Fund. You will be receiving an Annual Fund mailer and auction invitation in the next couple of weeks. Please try to support both of these fundraising campaigns. Your generosity and support allow us to offer a preschool through high school learning environment rooted in the teachings of the Catholic faith and committed to a dynamic student experience that develops the scholars, leaders, and stewards who will transform the world. Click here to donate to the annual fund and click here register for the auction.

Best regards,
Bob Freund
Middle School News
Mr. Rizzo
Dear Middle School families:

It is hard to believe that our first quarter is coming to an end this Friday. We have enjoyed a great start to the school year. Many of the highlights from our great start would include, but are not limited to: Homecoming Week spirit days, our Lincoln Park activities day, a door decorating contest, the All School Grotto Dedication Mass, a service day at Feed My Starving Children, weekly celebrations at our Monday Morning Middle School meetings, September Lancer Value Student of the Month awards and our first round of ACT Aspire Interim testing. We have packed a lot in during the first quarter, and we have much more planned as the year unfolds.
Next week, we have our Parent-Teacher Conferences. With our teachers’ exceptional guidance and teaching, our students have demonstrated growth, academically, spiritually and in service, every day. The Staff and I look forward to seeing you on October 23 rd  or 24 th  to review your student’s progress!
Middle School Halloween Social
Following Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 24 th , our Middle School Staff and Parent Association will be hosting a Middle School Halloween Social! The event is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Lower Campus Gymnasium. All students must have a permission slip turned in to the main office in order to attend.   Click here  for the permission slip. I look forward to seeing all of the creative costumes and fun had by all!
2019 All That Glitters… Is Blue & Gold Auction
Do you have your tickets for the Auction yet!? I have mine! It’s going to be a great night for SJCA! If you haven’t done so already, make sure you get your tickets for our annual Auction on Saturday, November 9th, from 5 pm – 11 pm. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here.  For any questions, you can email Pauline McTernan at pmcternan@sjcawi.org  call (262) 654-8651 ext 115.
God Bless, 
Mr. Rizzo
Every Kid, Every Day!

Lower Campus News
Mrs. Santarelli
Dear SJCA parents,

This time of year marks the end of the first quarter of school. It's hard to believe we are already one-fourth of the way through the school year.  As I walk the halls, stop in classrooms, and meet with grade-level teams I am very impressed with the dedication to high expectations for learning.   

While there was no school for students last week Friday, the teachers, and the administration had a very productive day of learning, planning, and collaborating. Both of the campus staff members gathered all day for a professional day of learning. We studied our student data results, discussed curricular celebrations and also focused on areas that need improvement. Teachers worked together across grade levels to write action plans and the next steps for helping to improve student learning. We also had several sessions on technology resources, student engagement, standards-based-grading, and English-Language Learners that were presented by KUSD staff as well as our own teachers.  

As we plan for Parent-Teacher Conference s in a few weeks, please make sure you are learning about the ways you can support your child's academic and social growth at home. Thank you for being our partners on this educational journey.  

Friday, October 18th, is our Grandparent / V.I.P. Day.  All guests are welcome. We will begin the day in St. Mark Church at 8:00 a.m. Following our prayer service, guests are invited to visit the classrooms with their grandchildren and to stop in our gym to take a photo and visit the book fair. New this year, SJCA spirit wear will be available for purchase. The event runs from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and is sponsored by our Parent Association. It is always such a special day for students and guests. We look forward to seeing our grandparents on Friday.
Mrs. Santarelli
Annual Auction
Please mark your calendars for the annual All That Glitters is Blue and Gold auction on Saturday, November 9th at 5 p.m. at the Upper Campus.

Click the link below to reserve dinner tickets to the event. Early Bird tickets are $85 per person until 10/17. After this date, tickets will be $100 per person. Tickets include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, open bar and coffee bar.

Please sell your cash raffle auction tickets! Cash prizes are $10,000, $3,000, and two $1,000 prizes. Tickets can be picked up from and returned to the Main Office at either campus. Tickets are also available at The Flair Styling Studio, Mobile One, and McTernan Wireless. We ask that every family sells 3 books of raffle tickets.

Remember, if we meet our auction goal of $250,000, the entire school will get an additional day off after Easter Break.

For questions regarding the auction, please call Pauline McTernan, SJCA Development Director, at (262) 654-8651 ext. 115 or email pmcternan@sjcawi.org.
"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" Opens This Weekend
Come out and see the SJCA Fall Musical this weekend! The Peanuts gang are brought to life in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown with Charlie Brown as the lovable underdog who never gives up along with Sally Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy who display their wit and charm in this revue of vignettes and songs.

Friday, October 18 at 6 p.m
Saturday, October 19 at 6 p.m
Sunday, October 20 matinee at 2 p.m.
Friday, October 25 at 6 p.m
Saturday, October 26 at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per student (under 17) and $10 per adult and can be purchased online or at the door. To purchase tickets online, please visit sjcatheater.ludus.com or just click the link below. Thank you for supporting the SJCA Theater program!
Lower Campus Halloween Social
LOWER CAMPUS Halloween Social
Thursday, October 24th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lower Campus Gymnasium

Games, prizes, music, and costumes galore!

Admission :
FREE with a canned good which will be donated for Thanksgiving Baskets.

Food :
Pizza, hot dogs, and more will be available for purchase.

Donations Requested:
We are asking each family to donate one bag of candy or small token prizes. These can be brought to school at any time before the event.
Adult Volunteers Needed:
Must be Safeguard/Background Compliant
Click the following link:  2019 Halloween Social Adult Volunteers
Middle School Halloween Social
MIDDLE SCHOOL Halloween Social
Thursday, October 24th
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: Lower Campus Gymnasium

Admission :
FREE with a canned good which will be donated for Thanksgiving Baskets. Enter through Door 6 on the NORTH side of the building.

Food :
Pizza, hot dogs, popcorn and more will be available for purchase.

Adult Volunteers Needed:
Must be Safeguard/Background Compliant
Click the following link:  2019 Halloween Social Adult Volunteers
Athletic News

Click here  to register for High School Basketball or Wrestling. 

Click here to register for Basketball, Wrestling or Pom and Dance.

Click here to register for Basketball (K- grade 5) or Pom and Dance (grade 5).

The High School Winter Sports Informational Meet & Greet will be held on Monday, November 4th at 6 p.m. in the Upper Campus gymnasium. This meeting is specifically for all high school students who will be participating in a winter sport AND their parent or guardian. 
Veterans Day Recognition and Mass
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
SJCA Upper Campus Gymnasium

SJCA invites all families and friends to a special Veterans Day Mass. We will be honoring our Veterans faithful service to our country, which reflects Christ’s own service and sacrifice for our Church. All Veterans are welcome!

SJCA families may submit details on any veterans that they know to be included in a slideshow shown before Mass. Pictures are encouraged! Click on the box below to upload photos and veteran information. If you are unable to upload a picture, bring it into either campus to be scanned for the slideshow. Please send all submissions in by Friday, November 8th to ensure time to compile the slideshow.

We hope you will join us in honoring all who have served and invite any veteran you may know to this special Mass. There will be a light reception after Mass for our guests and Veterans.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Santelli at 262-654-8651 ext. 117 or jsantelli@sjcawi.org .

Thank you!
Lower Campus Veterans Day Essay Contest
This year SJCA will honor and recognize Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 13th with an All School Mass at the Upper Campus Auditorium. As part of that special celebration, elementary students are encouraged to enter the Veterans Day writing contest.

Entrants may choose to respond to one of the following questions:  
  • Why is it important to honor Veterans? 
  • Why do we celebrate Veterans Day? 

Entries must be 300 words or less, typed or handwritten and should be turned in to the main office by Wednesday, November 6th . Please be sure to include your name, homeroom teacher, and grade level on your entry.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher conferences are a great way to learn about your student's academic progress and growth. Conferences will be held next week.

Parents must schedule their appointments online and must register separately for each of their child's classrooms. Please  click here  to register with this online form.

  • Wednesday, 10/23 from 2:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10/24 from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Note, Lower Campus students ONLY will have a noon release.

For questions, contact the main office at (262) 656-7360.


No appointments are necessary for the Upper Campus Parent/Teacher Conferences. A ll teachers will be located in the lobby, cafeteria, and first floor hallway. The conferences are first come, first served.

Conferences are on Wednesday, 10/23 from 3 - 5 p.m. and Thursday, 10/24 from 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Enter the school through the Main doors.
  • Pick up your child's progress report/report card in the Upper Campus Lobby.
  • Your student's teachers' names are on this report card.
  • All teachers will be located in the lobby and cafeteria.
  • Parents stand in designated line for each teacher they would like to see.
  • Please keep your conference to five minutes or less.
Register today for the Blood Drive!
Be a HERO! Donate Blood at the SJCA Blood Drive Next Week

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the SJCA High School Student Council will host a BLOOD DRIVE at the Upper Campus from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the 4th Floor.

While many of our high school students give blood, we always appreciate parents, friends and supporters coming to help us help others. Appointments encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Refreshments provided. For questions or more information, contact Mrs. Hantke at lhantke@sjcawi.org or Mrs. Slamar at sslamar@sjcawi.org.